Andreas, yes. We have a limited number of voting trustees. The affiliates and the community throw up well-respected voting trustees with a lot of chapter and project experience, but we're not getting the diversity or range of experience we need from them. When it comes to selecting voting members - who will decide the vision and long-term goals of the organisation - the board needs to choose people with deep expertise in education, knowledge, volunteer-led nonprofit governance and third world knowledge-distribution issues.
A smaller, highly-engaged and highly-valued advisory board, peopled by IT, finance, HR and other technical experts who can keep an eye on those aspects of the WMF, would leave room for the board to appoint trustees who bring novel (or just informed) philosophical and educational insights from outside our movement, and outside the global north to help better chart and monitor our course to our shared vision. Anthony Cole On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:08 PM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote: > I've never understood why corporate appointees like Guy Kawasaki or the > just-departed Arnnon Geshuri are voting board members, instead of being on > the Advisory Board. > > The board structure needs to be revised, and brought in line with basic > democratic principles. > > Andreas > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>